Effective Features

Cool effective new features to improve your Mandarin
  • Customizable Talking Tables

    Customizable Talking Tables

    Slick New Features We have added 2 new features to make our dialog tables more effective. Listen to one sentence at a time. Remove columns to reduce visual clutter. All the audio is now in the first column. The player button in the header will play the full dialog. And by clicking on the Chinese names, you will hear one sentence at a time. Yo...

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  • Happy Birthday Effective Chinese

    Happy Birthday Effective Chinese

    Effective Chinese celebrates the evolution from a humble start in 2007, to the highly integrated learning system it is today. Our website now integrates quizzes, flashcards, audio recordings, textbook, and presentation slides, all available on desktop and mobile devices. For 10 years we have been re-envisioning language instruction as a fun and rewarding...

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  • Incremental Learning

    Incremental Learning

    Effective Chinese is a pioneer in Incremental Learning. Our program lets you develop skills on 4 axes: pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and conversation. New concepts are reinforced through a variety of activities, each stimulating different regions of the brain. We incrementally introduce the language, so progress is manageable and effective. Between...

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  • Paradigm Shift

    Paradigm Shift

    At Effective Chinese we have developed a new paradigm for learning languages.  Instead of teaching efficiently, we teach effectively.  We focus on outcomes so you can be successful. We start by choosing language content that is relevant and meaningful. Then we deliver it at an incremental pace that lets you absorb it. In the classroom you learn...

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  • Effective Paper-cutting at Lan Su Gardens

    Effective Paper-cutting at Lan Su Gardens

    This year Effective Chinese is hosting a Chinese paper cutting (jiānzhǐ 剪纸) activity at the Lan Su Garden in downtown Portland.  The Lan Su Garden, for those who are not familiar with Portland, is a genuine Chinese Garden occupying a full city block.  Built in the year 2000, the materials and craftsmen were sourced from Suzhou China, Portland’...

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